The word ‘mother’ has many applications, and not all of them are positive.
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

On Mother’s Day, the many meanings of the word and where they came from

  • From Mother Nature to the “mother of all battles”, as Saddam Hussein described the 1991 Gulf war, the significance is not always maternal

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The word ‘mother’ has many applications, and not all of them are positive.
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Daenerys Targaryen with the Dothraki in Game of Thrones.
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

From Game of Thrones’ Dothraki to Star Trek’s Klingon and more: the fantastical world of conlangs

People have been creating languages for all sorts of reasons, from the artistic Elvish languages invented by J.R.R. Tolkien to Esperanto, which was created by a Polish Jew for ’international understanding and peaceful coexistence’

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Daenerys Targaryen with the Dothraki in Game of Thrones.
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